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August 14, 2020 Media Release

Sexual Assault – Arrest: C20-189442

On August 11, 2020, at approximately 4:30 a.m., Winnipeg Police responded to a report of a male armed with a knife who had confronted two girls in their mid-teens. The suspect initially came into contact with the girls in the area of Stella Avenue and McKenzie Street. He grabbed the girls' cell phones, and a brief physical confrontation took place.
 
The suspect grabbed one of the girls and pulled her through several yards to an open industrial area where she was seriously sexually assaulted.
 
Responding officers located the second victim who had reported the incident to the police, unharmed, in the area of Powers Street and Flora Avenue. The first victim was found in the area a short time later. She was taken to hospital and treated for her injuries.
 
On August 13, 2020, investigators from the Winnipeg Police Service Sex Crimes Unit, with the assistance of both the Counter Exploitation Unit and the Community Support Unit from West District, arrested a suspect in this incident.

Cody Lance George KLYNE, 32, of Winnipeg, has been charged with:
- Sexual Assault Cause Bodily Harm
- Sexual Interference
- Forcible Confinement
- Robbery x 2

Klyne was detained in custody.



Aggravated Assault – Investigation: C20-191705

On August 13, 2020, at approximately 6:45 p.m., Winnipeg Police responded to a report of a male assaulted at a bar located in 700 block of Maryland Avenue. The adult male victim was transported to hospital in critical condition. No arrests have been made at this time.
 
The investigation is continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Anyone with information regarding this matter is asked to contact investigators at (204) 986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).


Aggravted Assault – Investigation: C20-192011

On August 14, 2020, at approximately 2:35 a.m., Winnipeg Police responded to a report of a male assaulted in the area of Higgins Avenue and Main Street. The adult male victim was transported to hospital in critical condition. His condition has since been upgraded to stable. No arrests have been made at this time.

The investigation is continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Anyone with information regarding this matter is asked to contact investigators at (204) 986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).